Emerging artists reinterpret iconic artistic commissions

The University of Melbourne’s First Commissions project invited emerging artists to respond to the commission briefs that resulted in some of the world’s most iconic artistic works.

Without knowing the famous artistic works that originally resulted, 30 emerging artists were invited to respond to the commission briefs that inspired: Michelangelo’s David; Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Monkeys; Bob Dylan’s Hurricane; Camille Claudel’s The Age of Maturity; Susan Hewitt and Penelope Lee’s The Great Petition; Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty and the White Star Line commission for the RMS Titanic.

The resulting reimagined responses were featured in an exhibition which was launched at the Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Firenze on 4 July and which can be seen at the University of Melbourne’s new Southbank campus on 27 and 28 July.

Further information about the First Commissions project is available at: https://www.firstcommissions.com.au